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Raptors acquire Kawhi Leonard from Spurs

By on July 18, 2018
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Its the end of one era and the start of another one in Raptor land.

According to reports, the Toronto Raptors have landed All-Star Kawhi Leonard and veteran swingman Danny Green from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first round (protected 1-20)

Leonard, who played in just nine games last season due to a combination of a right quadriceps injury and dissatisfaction with how the Spurs handled his injury recovery, is two years removed from an MVP-calibre season where he averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 74 games.

DeRozan spent his entire nine-year career with the Raptors franchise, averaging 19.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists over a span of 675 games. He was selected to four NBA All-Star Games and made an All-NBA second team and All-NBA Third team during his tenure in Toronto.

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